African American Political Philosophy

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  • Martin Robinson Delaney

    Martin Robinson Delaney
    Martin Robison Delany spent his life working to end slavery. He was a successful physician being the first African American admitted to Harvard Medical School, he used his influence to educate others about the evils of slavery with publications. He made an impact on the P.P. of African Americans because of how respected he was, even though he was black so he could speak for the other black people and be heard. I chose him for my timeline because of how hard he worked for what he believed in.
  • Frederick Douglass

    Frederick Douglass
    Frederick Douglass was born into the brutal slave world and endured horrible beatings, and then planned that in a year he would escape and be free. He made an impact on AAPP by joing organizations and being a good speaker which made people listen to what he had to say I chose him for my timeline because he started from the bottom and never gave up on helping Blacks.
  • Booker T. Washington

    Booker T. Washington
    In 1881, Washington founded Tuskegee Normal and Industrial Institute on the Hampton model in the Black Belt of Alabama. Booker T. Washington became a nantional hero in September 1885 which is why I chose to put him onto my timeline. The impact that Booker T. Washington had was mostly on the middle-class and working-class blacks, and he helped them.
  • Nedd Cobb

    Nedd Cobb
  • Issaiah Montgomery

    Issaiah Montgomery
    Isaiah Montgomery was born into slavery at Davis Bend. His father's dream was to establish a black colony, but since he died, Issiah took it up and later founded the settlement of Mound Bayou. Montogomery's major impact was that in 1890 he was the only elected black representative allowed into the Mississippi Constitutional Convention, gaining white support so that his town continued to prosper. I chose Issiah Montogomery for my timeline cause he helped the black people have land for themselves.
  • W.E.B. Dubois

    W.E.B. Dubois
    The basics of the event of W.E.B. Dubois was in 1905 Du Bois was a founder and general secretary of an African American protest group of scholars and professionals. The impact W.E.B. Dubois had was very positive for African Americans, his life and work were an inseparable mixture of scholarship, protest activity, and polemics.I chose W.E.B. Dubois for my timeline because his efforts were geared toward gaining equal treatment for black people and refuting myths of racial inferiority.
  • Malcolm X

    Malcolm X is a very well known man who got into the teaching of the Black Muslims who believed that the White man was the devil. He became the minister of Temple No. 7 in Harlem, his indictments of racism and his advocacy of self-defense eliciting admiration. The impact he made was a poignant reminder of human possibility and achievement. I put him on my timeline cause he shows the journey through philosophies.
  • Martin Luther King Jr.

    Martin Luther King Jr. was a pastor and a strong worker in civil rights for his race. He accepted the leadership of the first great Negro nonviolent demonstration of contemporary times in the United States. The impact he made was with his "I Have a Dream" speech, which made him become a world figure in 1963. I chose him for my timelime because of how much he changed history.
  • Marcus Garvey

    Marcus Garvey
    Marcus Garvey was an ardent black nationalist who advocated self-help and unity among black people everywhere. Marcus Garvey's biggest impact was the UNIA which was an organization for black people, and it grew rapidly becoming the biggest black person organization in history. I chose Marcus Garvey for my timeline because he came to American and tried to help the African American's here by publishing multiple works and by speaking out in public forum.
  • Lucius T. Outlaw

    Lucius Outlaw is a PhD from Boston College. His teaching and scholarly interests: Racial Matters in socio-political life, in the United States in particular, and in legacies and practices of European and Euro-American Philosophy. His impact was many writings on political science. I chose him for my timeline because he shows a more present African American Political Philosopher.
  • Anthony Appiah

    Anthony Appiah was born in London but later moved to Ghana. He was a philosopher who publushed writings on philosophies that had to do with race. The impact he made was being a black man who was very smart and also gay. I chose to put him on my timeline because he is a very rounded black man who was also a philosopher.
  • Lewis Ricardo Gordon

    Lewis Ricardo Gordon is an American philosopher who works in the areas of Africana philosophy, philosophy of human and life sciences, phenomenology, philosophy of existence, social and political theory, postcolonial thought, theories of race and racism, philosophies of liberation, aesthetics, philosophy of education, and philosophy of religion. His impact is that he studies African philosophy and helps teach people it, which is why i added him in my timeline.
  • C.L.R. James

    C. L. R. James, who sometimes wrote under the pen-name J. R. Johnson, was an Afro-Trinidadian historian, journalist, socialist theorist and essayist. His works are influential in various theoretical, social, and historiographical contexts. His work is a staple of subaltern studies, and he figures as a pioneering and influential voice in postcolonial literature. I chose him for my timeline because he studies black political philosophy.
  • John H. McClendon

    John H. McClendon is a Professor in the Department of Philosophy at Michigan State University. The impact he has made is he is currently the Editor of the American Philosophical Association Newsletter "Philosophy and the Black Experience" and is also an Ex Officio Member of the Committee on Blacks in Philosophy—American Philosophical Association. I chose him for my timeline because he holds a doctorate from KU.
  • Tommie Shelby

    Tommie Shelby is a Professor of African and African American Studies and of Philosophy at Harvard University. His main areas of research and teaching are African American philosophy, social and political philosophy, social theory (especially Marxist theory), and philosophy of social science. The impact he has on AAPP is that he studies it and teaches it at Harvard. I chose him for my timeline because he is a present day African American philosopher.